Mogwai – Rock Action by Declan Shalvey

THE ORIGINAL

THE ORIGINAL

When did you first hear this album, and what were your first impressions?

I was 18, in my second year of Art School and I think I heard a housemate listening to it just after it came out, so it was either 2001/2003. I don’t think I even borrowed it, I just went and bought it the next day. It just washed over me, I was immediately intrigued and excited by it.

MogwaiAWhy did you choose this album?

It’s the very first Mogwai album I listened to and an album close to my heart. The band have had a huge influence on me and how I make my work. While I could have easily picked another Mogwai album I loved, if I had to pick one, emotionally, it made sense to go with the album I first experienced.

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If you had to suggest one track from it, which would it be (and why?)

Probably Two Rights Make One Wrong. It’s a great long track, that does that great Mogwai move of slowly introducing you to a lovely piece of music, then more instruments come in and the song builds up and up to a crescendo, then slowly eases back down again. They’re masters at those kinds of tracks.
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What is your favourite album cover?

Probably REM’s New Adventures In Hi-Fi. It’s weird, looking back at it now I can tell it definitely left a mark on my sense of composition.

What is your favourite cover version?
The Smashing Pumpkin’s cover version of Stevie Nick’s Landslide is a personal favourite as well as Devo’s cover of Rolling Stone’s Satisfaction.

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What is your own personal theme song?

Architecture In Helsinki’s Do The Whirlwind.


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If the album you chose was to soundtrack a comic, what would it be?

Cyril Pedrosa’s ‘Three Shadows’

THE COVER

THE COVER


You can buy the print here, check out Declan’s work here, and Mogwai here.

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